WSK Master Series Opens

Beitske Visser (Intrepid-TM KZ2), Antonio Giovinazzi (Top Kart-Parilla KF2), Giuliano Niceta (Tony Kart-Vortex KF3) and Robert Shwartzman (Lenzo-LKE Mini) came out as the winners of the WSK Master Series opening in Siena last weekend.

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The WSK Master Series launches the first winners. In Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena, Italy), the first of the three rounds of the WSK Master Series has been concluded with more than one previous prediction completely upset in the final phase of the day.

Above: Beitske Visser in her KZ2 kart
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Blonde dutch Beitske Visser is successful in KZ2. In the crucial race, Beitske Visser made an unrelenting recovery after his Campanian teammate Francesco Celenta (Intrepid-TM-Dunlop) had dominated until the Pre-Final. In the Final, starting in the fourth row, the fifteen blonde Dutch managed to catch up with the leading driver Marco Zanchetta (CKR-TM-Dunlop) and take the lead at the end of an exciting duel. Alberto Cavalieri (Tony Kart-Vortex-Dunlop) finished third whereas a bearing breaking of the air filter forced Celenta to withdraw. In any case, thanks to the score gained in both the Pre-final and Final, Zanchetta is at the top of the ranking above Visser and Simone Brenna (TB Kart-TM-Dunlop).

First WSK win in KF2 for Antonio Giovinazzi. After an early qualifying phase quite even for several drivers, Italian Antonio Giovinazzi (Top Kart-Parilla-Vega) emerged in the Pre-final and stayed in the lead but always keeping an eye on the rivals on his wake. The more decisive among them was Danish Max Klinkby-Silver (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) who launched his attack on Giovinazzi in the Final: the two leading drivers started a very heated duel and switched the position several times. With such a competitive rival, even in the last lap the driver from Taranto could not be sure to win except when taking the chequered flag.  At his first international win, Giovinazzi finished with a narrow lead over Klinkby-Silver, while English Chris Lock (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) achieved a deserved third place. The championship ranking reflects the same order.

Above: Antonio Giovinazzi, KF2 winner
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Also KF3 finds in Giuliano Niceta a new WSK winner. He had to work hard to emerge, but for the first time in a WSK race, Sicilian Giuliano Niceta (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) enjoyed the sweet smell of success at the end of KF3 Final. It was only in the last laps that Niceta was successful in passing the Danish leader Nicklas Nielsen (DR-Parilla-Dunlop). Right after, Romanian Robert Visoiu snatched also the second place from Nielsen. Here too, the same three drivers of the Final are in the same order in the championship ranking.

Robert Shwartzman emerges in the class Mini. In the Final for the class Mini, it was difficult to follow the bagarre for the lead, seeing that there were a large number of drivers constantly contending in every bend. Such a heated situation took a clear shape only halfway through the race when Russian Robert Shwartzman (Lenzo-LKE-Vega) finally went into the lead. Behind him, his countryman Nikita Sitnikov managed to finish in the second place, always pressing on the leader. In a so competitive scene, Angelo Giannone (CRG-LKE-Vega) proved to be successful gaining a third place just in final part of the race. In the WSK ranking, Shwartzman and Sitnikov are in the two top positions above Romanian Andrei Atanasiu (Lenzo-LKE-Vega).